Weekend Concierge

Sep 042017

Hard Rock Cafe, located inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has announced the launch of its new, late night, live music programming starting Sept. 8, 2017. On Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., the Hard Rock Cafe will spotlight an eclectic lineup of infectious bands that were meticulously hand-selected to showcase their distinct musical and stage personality to a captive audience. Bringing a high-energy “rock edge,” each band will perform unique renditions of classic and contemporary cover hits. Turning the globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurant into a late night party experience, guests will jump up and dance to diverse sounds heard from the band’s musicianship that will stimulate crowd-igniting fun, excitement and complement the music-centric vibe of the Hard Rock Cafe.


“The Hard Rock brand is synonymous to music and fun. As Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino prepares for a major resort expansion to make way for a new iconic hotel tower accompanied by additional leisure, dining and nightlife offerings, we are enhancing the music and entertainment experiences across property,” said Auggie Cipollini, president, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Fla. “Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect weekend destination for anyone who wants to let loose and literally jump up and dance to some lively, familiar and energetic tunes, up front and center.”


Overview of calendar for balance of 2017

Sept. 8-9           Screaming Broccolli (from Staten Island & New Jersey)

Sept. 15-16       John McNutt

Sept. 22-23       Changing Lanes (from New Jersey)

Sept. 29-30       Light Up The Moon (from Pennsylvania )

Oct. 6-7            Lost In Parism (NJ Based Band)

Oct. 13-14         Jump Off Band (from Philadelphia, PA)

Oct. 20-21         Sidearm (from Tri-State Area)

Oct. 27-28         The Benderz (from Philadelphia, PA)

Nov. 3-4            The Zoo (from Tri-State Area)

Nov. 10-11        Steal the Sky (from Philadelphia, PA)

Nov. 17-18        3AM Tokyo

Nov. 24-25        Flowers for Taco ( Lehigh Valley, PA)

Dec. 1-2            Garden State Radio (from New Jersey)

Dec. 8-9            Big Bang Baby (from New Jersey)

Dec. 15-16        Evolution X

Dec. 22-23        Flowers for Taco (from Allentown, PA)

Dec. 29-31        Event Horizon (from New Jersey)

Hard Rock Cafe September

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 176 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

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 September 4, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Sep 012017
measure for measure

Measure for Measure Theatre proudly presents Ryan Scott Oliver’s invigorating rock song cycle 35MM: A Musical Exhibition! Using Matthew Murphy’s artful photographs to drive its premise and its music, 35MM’s songs intertwine with multimedia to lead the audience to figure out for themselves just what exactly the through-line behind these pieces of art may be. With a pulsating and sophisticated rock score, intriguing photography, and an A-grade cast of some of south Florida’s most exciting up-and-comers, 35MM reinvents contemporary musical theatre and snowballs it into an evening of thrilling, funny, moving, and head-banging entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!
Measure for Measure Theatre co-owners, Daimien J. Matherson and Kelly Johnson, are a well-greased team of director/choreographer that will be creating a production of 35MM: A Musical Exhibition that promises to be unique and exciting. Their cast is built on talents as diverse as the songs themselves are guaranteed to breathe new life into each of the characters.


35MM: A Musical Exhibition by Ryan Scott Oliver opens Friday, September 15th, and runs until Sunday, September 24th. (Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm) at The Abyss Theatre- 2304 N. Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. General Admission is $35 and Student Admission (with ID) is $25.

Tickets are available on http://www.measureformeasuretheatre.com/shows.html. Cash or credit will also be accepted at the door.


The Abyss Theatre

2304 N. Dixie Highway

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

 September 1, 2017  Posted by  Local Events, Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 302017
Frank Ward

If what they say is true – that blues music is a doorway to the soul – then maybe you should listen. Starting on Tuesday, September 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Blue Tuesdays are back with award-winning blues at the legendary oceanfront hot spot Boston’s on the Beach.  “We are proud to celebrate our 10th season showcasing some of the finest acts in blues music today,” said “Famous” Frank Ward, the event’s host and organizer. “Every Tuesday night, guests can look forward to a memorable evening of great food and cocktails, and the best blues on the beach.”


Blue Tuesdays’ September performances:

Jason Ricci

Jason Ricci

September 19: Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind are in the house! One of the most respected harmonica players on the scene today, Jason Ricci has been electrifying the blues world with his revolutionary riffs for the past two decades. Ricci was a featured performer on Johnny Winter’s album Step Back, which won two awards in 2015: a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album and a Blues Music Award for Best Rock Blues Album. In April 2015, Ricci played harmonica on the song “Born in Chicago” with Zac Brown and Tom Morello at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.


Shawn Holt

Shawn Holt

September 26: Shawn Holt & The Teardrops are in the house! Son of the legendary blues master Magic Slim, Shawn ‘Lil’ Slim’ Holt is one of the most dynamic blues and soul artists on the scene today. Internationally recognized as a natural-born guitar talent with booming vocals, Shawn Holt and his band The Teardrops have garnered top accolades and awards, including two 2014 awards for the album Daddy Told Me: a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut and a Blues Blast Music Award for New Artist Debut Album.


Blue Tuesdays also feature outstanding food and drink specials, including the boozy Nucklebuster Smash cocktail, Boston’s very own A1A IPA, juicy burgers, jumbo chicken wings, and its signature, double-fisted lobster rolls.


Blue Tuesdays’ performances on the Boston’s stage are from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., every Tuesday evening. No cover. For more information on Blue Tuesdays’ performances, call 561.278.3328 or visit bostonsonthebeach.com/bluetuesdays.


 August 30, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 282017

This Friday morning, meet NBC 6 morning news hosts, enjoy free coffee and treats, along with a sneak peek of Bailey Contemporary Art’s newest exhibit, Frontiers and Beyond.  The TV news crew, along with representatives from radio station Y100, will be meeting and greeting Pompano Beach residents beginning at 9am.  The crew will be shooting b-roll of the exhibit during their visit on September 1st and then will go live on the 11 am news. *

“We are inviting everyone to enjoy this fabulous opportunity as NBC 6 visits our wonderful City,” said Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Executive Director of Bailey Contemporary Arts and Historic Ali Cultural Center. “This will be an exciting morning for our residents to meet some of their favorite news personalities, win concert tickets from Y100 and enjoy coffee with other residents in our emerging downtown.”

During the morning, artists will be setting up for the monthly Old Town Untapped event, which will also be the premier of the new exhibit, which is a collaboration with Ad Visual Arts Academy in Tehran, Iran. This global exhibit features ceramic and mixed media works that explores the idea of “Borders” versus “Frontiers.”

The first “Frontier” exhibition, from July 20, 2017 to August 3, 2017, was held in Khaneh-Honarmandan, Tehran, one of the most prestigious art centers in Iran. In addition to the Iran-based exhibit, four international curators were called to collaborate with a sub-theme of “Frontier,” and invite artists in their country to hold exhibitions. Sarah Benichou of BaCA was selected and has organized a prestigious array of artists to present.


“We are so honored that BaCA was chosen to be included in this outstanding global exhibit,” said Benichou. “I was asked by the Academy to put together an exhibit that shows how artists understand and grapple with the notion of “limitations,” be it physical or geographic borders, or material and medium.


Focusing on the characteristics of ceramics, the show looks to address the concerns of contemporary world, and how we are being limited, and at the same time challenged, to defy those limitations. The notion of borders is constraining, but in the United States the implication of “Frontier” is inspiring.”


Since the field of ceramics oscillates between art and craft with influences on painting and sculpture without a specific division between applied and visual arts, the Academy had decided that after its first ceramics-based exhibition “Breakable,” the theme for this year’s exhibition will be how artists can use ceramics.


Artists participating in the BaCA show include Linda Behar, Michael Boroniec, Giannina Dwin, Stephen Futej, Sibel Kocabasi, Anja Marais, Jessica Putnam Phillips, Cherie Saleeby, Anthony Stellaccio. In this exhibition, conceptual works will be comprised fully of ceramic materials, or from different media, including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance and time-based arts, with ceramics integrated into the creation, and execution process.

Other countries participating in this global initiative include Japan, Turkey and France.

The Ad Visual Arts Academy, established in 2014, offers a wide variety of art classes such as theory of art, painting and ceramics in which the latter has been their area of expertise. The Academy has put this project out to galleries worldwide, in the hopes of connecting and uniting cultures through a theme that can be interpreted in many different ways

Broll is the extra footage captured to enrich the story you’re telling and to have greater flexibility when editing. Instead of featuring only talking heads on video, you want to have other images you can cut away to that will add dimension to your story. (source: contentmarketinginstitute.com)



BaCA is located at 41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

For more information, please visit www.baileyarts.org or call 954-284-0141

 August 28, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 222017
check presentation

On Tuesday, August 22nd, The City of Pompano Beach welcomed Congressman Ted Deutch along with Mayor Lamar Fisher, the City Commission, and the City Manager to formally announce an award of the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant for the Pompano Beach Crossroads project. Congressman Alcee Hastings was represented by Community Outreach Representative Daniel Mulieri. The event  took place at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd.  The program included live entertainment and refreshments for all who attended.

Pompano Beach Crossroads Project

The Pompano Beach Crossroads project aspires to create and connect public art and performance art along a one-mile “trail” from the new Pompano Beach Cultural Center and Broward County Library, through historic commercial “Old Town Pompano” and along Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to the Interstate-95 overpass. The multi-media project will create interactive connections between the Cultural Center, Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) and Ali Cultural Arts (Ali) utilizing public art, performance art, “drop-in” activities, literary events and digital projections with built-in “augmented reality.”

The City of Pompano Beach is one of only 89 organizations nationwide to be awarded the 2017 grant and will receive $100,000 in project funding from the NEA. Pompano Beach Crossroads is a collaborative project of the City, the Creative Arts Collaborative, and the Pompano Beach CRA. The program will kick off with community planning phases this fall, and the grant will fund activities through September 2019. Since 2010, the City of Pompano Beach and its Community Redevelopment Agency have worked with the community and public/private sector partners to create economic development, including targeted Cultural Arts activity in its new Creative Arts District, an area totally within a half mile of a planned future commuter rail station on the historic Florida East Coast Railway. Pompano Beach Crossroads will be a culmination of these efforts. The project supports both the City’s Cultural Arts Master Plan and Public Art Master Plan.

Images from Presentation courtesyof Weekend Broward

Mayor Lamar Fisher Congressman Ted Deutch Entertainment Tod the Painter Pompano Beach Arts Centercheck presentation

 August 22, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »
Aug 182017
Thursday Night Live

CASH ONLY presents “Thursday Night Live,” an evening hosted by internationally recognized music producer Bigg D, featuring different celebrity co-hosts each and every Thursday. This new music night produced by “Bigg D and Da Band” highlights one of a kind intimate performances by some of the biggest names in R&B and Hip-Hop. You never know who will take the mic, from Grammy award winning artists, to the very best in up and coming talent.

Find out who’s coming on the Facebook Event Page: http://bit.ly/CashOnlyEvents

Reserve a table online: http://bit.ly/2f5RTmH

Live Show 9pm – 4am! 21+
Ladies free; Guys $10 at the door

CASH ONLY is located at:

15 West Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FL 33301

 August 18, 2017  Posted by  Weekend Blog No Responses »